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World Series Preview: Branford, CT

Northeast Regional Champion


Record

28-7


Regional Results

Defeated Essex Junction, Vermont 6-5

Defeated Auburn, Maine 6-4

Defeated Goffstown, New Hampshire 5-0

Lost to East Longmeadow, Massachusetts 8-1

Defeated East Longmeadow, Massachusetts 2-1


Top Hitters

Oliver Hart: .368 avg, 5 rbi, .421 slugging

Mike Forgione: .313 avg, 3 runs, 1 hr, 2 rbi, .563 slugging

Joe Perez: .278 avg, 3 runs, 2 rbi, .278 slugging


Top Pitchers

Pat Simone: 15.1 innings, 2.35 era, 23 strikeouts, .182 avg against

Jeff Stoddard: 9.1 innings, 0.00 era, 12 strikeouts, .152 avg against

Shane Coughlin: 9.1 innings, 1.93 era, 7 strikeouts, .289 avg against


Team Totals

Hitting: .214 avg, 34 hits, .252 slugging, 21 walks, 27 strikeouts, 8-9 stolen bases

Pitching: 3.00 era, .235 avg against, 40 hits,  18 runs, 15 er, 18 walks, 51 strikeouts


First Game

Game 3 vs. Moline, IL


Keys To Success

 

As evident by the stats, Branford will rely heavily on their pitching

Their hitting must step it up against tougher competition than they faced this week

A total .214 avg shouldn't cut it this week, they'll need to raise that by nearly a hundred points for a shot at the title

Their top three pitchers are solid enough to get them into the championship round if the hitting comes around



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